Trapped in the Garden of Good and Evil

Trapped in the Garden of Good and Evil

Specific reasons
for times and seasons
drifting on a breeze
Why this
What if that
When will peace arrive
for all
These cringes we call in resistance
from the furthest fringes of existence
their intricate formulas
unintended for mortals
It is not our function
to bridge the junction
but to determine
the product of value
in the rhythm and rhyme
what might be divine
to sign on the spinning dime
a thought
a line
a dream in time
committed to memories
For love or light
we continue to fight
live and learn
lesson the burn
teach in return

And when we are limitless
bear witness

Intricate details of the inexplicable soul

Knowing is not the goal
it’s feeling the whole

© LTM 8/13/16


Daisy Mae: September 2000 - April 2016
Daisy Mae: September 2000 – April 2016


I don’t understand
why life must end

I mean
my mind can crunch
the number theories bunch
enough to say
that would be bad
but my will is strong
and my heart fights
to keep all the lights

Then when endings hit
too close to home
I scream
don’t leave me
not this time
I’m not ready to go
just yet
I fret
life is too precious
I must cling to every breath

there’s a fly on my desk
and I am left
bereft of any answers

I miss her…

RIP Daisy Mae 4/30/16

© LTM 4/30/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

SkyBird Bound

flutterby by chaosia
flutterby by chaosia

SkyBird Bound
   -for my Sister

Take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

Dragons don’t dream
of places that seem
any better than this
or reminisce
over fallen stars
and their memoirs
Time marches on
too soon it’s all gone
They explore possibilities
with ease in the breeze
where landings are seen
few and farther between
becomes wing
Flight becomes sight
tears become might
heart becomes art
to the end from the start
and love for love’s sake
is never a mistake

So take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

© LTM 4/27/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Built to Last

kiss from a rose by kaphrin
kiss from a rose by kaphrin

Built to Last

How do we know
we’re in love

Is it a deep longing
a strong knowing
a profound mutual respect

Or could it be
that we
spent so much time
learning what love isn’t

When that doesn’t show up
we are relieved
by peace
let our defenses slip
and trip
into something
we never want to release

I think
single file
our experiences
with love and anti-love
march down the aisle
and before we know it
twenty years of
a lifetime commitment
has passed

We no longer have to ask
we just know
we built us to last

© LTM 4/26/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

Shoe Fly

SHOE FLY by CharlyChive
SHOE FLY by CharlyChive

Shoe Fly

A lonely sandal
lost in the dunes
far from the water’s edge
makes me wonder
how one foot can tread on
while the other’s still dressed

until I recall
things I have lost
without a clue
as to
where they went

Why is my mind so bent
on this familiar event

Maybe this shoe
just slipped away
It was time for it to go
to grow
It has evolved
adapted to its environment
is happy doing its thing

And some day
its former partner
will fly away

only for them
to meet again
in the end

© LTM 4/23/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 23